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Fox and Krantz team up to recruit at TIPA conference

University Star students and Star Advisor Laura Krantz pitched in to help Journalism Program Coordinator Kym Fox (left) with recruiting efforts the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association annual conference in Fort Worth. University Star Managing Editor Sarah Hernandez was on a panel with Professor Kym Fox titled “You’re Gonna Need an Internship”...

DMI alums speak to Dr. Royal’s Capstone course

The speaker series in Cindy Royal’s Digital Media Innovation Capstone course included several alumni of the program this semester. Digital Media Innovation graduates Julia Pinto (’17), Luis Seijo (’18 ) and Anne Cox ( ’20), who work in web content and sales operations roles for South By Southwest, spoke with students on March 28 about […]

Eraldo “Dino” Chiecchi receives Jack Douglas Award

The Texas Managing Editors, an organization of the state’s newspaper editors and other journalists, awarded Associate Professor of Practice Eraldo “Dino” Chiecchi with its Jack Douglas Award – the group’s highest honor – at its annual convention in Galveston on April 15. Chiecchi was recognized for his contributions to the newspaper industry and...

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